Maria Mylona-Kyriakidi was born in 1942 in Athens, Greece. She was the daughter of sculptress Alex Mylona, and her work is basically founded on the principles of surrealism. She studied painting at the Vacalo School of Art & Design (1962-1965) in the workshop of Panagiotis Tetsis.
Maria Mylona-Kyriakidi presented the following personal exhibitions: Astor Gallery, Athens (1973); Ora Cultural Center, Athens (1978); Skoufa Gallery, Athens (1983); To Trito Mati, Athens (1986); Gallerie Sculptures, Paris (1991); Works of Years 1975-1985, Cultural Center of Kifissia Municipality, Athens (1991); Maria Papadopoulou Art Gallery, Athens (1992, 1995), Adam Gallery, Athens (1999); Networks, Athens Art Gallery, Athens (2004); Zita-Mi Gallery, Thessaloniki (2008); and References to the Microcosm, Argo Gallery, Athens (2008). She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Hellenic American Union, Athens (1972, 1973); Astor Gallery, Athens (1974, 1975); Ora Cultural Center, Athens (1982); Modern Trends in Greek Painting; National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens (1983); Vorres Museum Collection, Athens College, Psychico, Athens (1984); May, Syllogi Gallery, Athens (1985); Solidarity to Kalamata, National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens (1986); Solidarity to Mexico Museum, Vorres, Peania (1986); Panhellenic Exhibition, Athens (1987); Contemporary Greek Artists, Moscow (1988); Modern Greek Painting and Sculpture, André Malraux Cultural Center, Paris (1991); Amazons, Technohoros Theater, Athens (1998); Visual Arts Month: 28th October, Technopolis, Athens (2001); Hicks Gkalery, Wimbledon, England (2002); Spring Modern Art Collection, Battersea Park, London (2002); Olympic Idea, City of Athens Cultural Organization - PODA, Athens (2002); There once was Penelope Delta, Athens College, Psychico, Athens (2006); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008). Artworks by Mylona-Kyriakidi are kept in collections of the following institutions: The American College of Greece, Athens; National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens; Vorres Museum, Peania; Gallery of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki; and Pierides Gallery, Glyfada.
Maria Mylona-Kyriakidis died of cancer on 21 January 2010 in Athens.
[Megakles Rogakos 01/2010]
ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN, DORA Maria Mylona-Kyriakidi 1987-1992 1992 Maria Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens
ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN, DORA Maria Mylona-Kyriakidi 1972-1999 1999 Adam Gallery, Athens
STROUSA, EFI Maria Mylona-Kyriakidi: Networks 2004 Athens Art Gallery, Athens